The Suicide and Violence Prevention staff are devoted to creating a safety net at NSU, helping to prevent suicide and violence. The most effective ways to prevent suicide and violence are to know the warning signs, take them seriously, and help the individual access the appropriate resources. The only real risk is in doing nothing.


If you or someone you know is suffering and you want to know how to help, call a Suicide Prevention hotline for 24/7 assistance:

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are concerned about an NSU student, call the Henderson Student Counseling 24/7 hotline:

  • (954) 424-6911

If you are concerned about an NSU employee, call the MHNet hotline:

  • 1-877-398-5816
  • TTY: 1-800-338-2039

It Takes a University to Create a Living Safety Net!
How to get involved

Suicide Prevention Videos

Suicide Prevention Webinar (video)

This webinar illuminates what administrators and teachers can actually do to prevent suicide, to intervene with suicidal young people, and to effectively respond in the aftermath of a suicide. The presenters, Dr. Scott Poland, Dr. Douglas Flemons, and Dr. Donna Poland, will share their extensive knowledge from both mental-health and administrative viewpoints.

Self-Injury: Testimony, Insight, and Critical Issues (video)

Dr. Poland, Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, created this important video on the issue of self-injury. In "Self-Injury: Testimony, Insight, and Critical Issues," participants will gain insight into the incidence of self-injury and associated risk factors, the new breed of self-injury, the relationship between self-injury and suicide, and major theories related to self-injury. Focus will also be on hearing from those who have struggled with self-injury. Open the "Training Videos" tab to watch the video now.

This website was developed [in part] under a grant number SM-09-001 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.